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Accession Number PB2014-106894
Title Statewide Mesoscopic Simulation for Wyoming.
Publication Date Oct 2013
Media Count 265p
Personal Author S. D. Boyles
Abstract This study developed a mesoscopic simulator which is capable of representing both city-level and statewide roadway networks. The key feature of such models are the integration of (i) a traffic flow model which is efficient enough to scale to large regions, while realistic enough to represent traffic dynamics, including queue growth and dissipation and intersection control; and (ii) a user behavior model in which drivers choose routes based on minimizing travel times. Integrating these models is nontrivial, because route choices depend on route travel times, but route travel times are determined from route choices through the traffic flow model. An iterative approach is used to seek a consistent solution to this problem, using the cell transmission model as the traffic flow model.
Keywords Area traffic control
Driver behavior
Intersections
Mesoscopic simulation
Roads
Routing
Simulation models
Traffic engineeering
Traffic flow
Traffic signal networks
Traffic simulation
Travel time
Wyoming

 
Source Agency Federal Highway Administration
NTIS Subject Category 43G - Transportation
91B - Transportation & Traffic Planning
85H - Road Transportation
Corporate Author Texas Univ. at Austin. Center for Transportation Research.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1419
Contract Number N/A

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